If you are starting to feel sensitivity in the back of your gums, then it is likely that your wisdom teeth may be decaying. Wisdom teeth do not serve many purposes because your molars are all you really need. When your wisdom teeth begin to come in, they can shift the entire alignment of your teeth. If yours have started to become sensitive and you are not sure if you should get them removed, then take a look at some signs that you need to have them extracted.
Pain and Sensitivity
The most common sign that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed is any pain in the back of your mouth. If when you are eating, brushing your teeth, or just going about your everyday life and you feel pain or even a slight throbbing, schedule an appointment with your dentist.
If your gums are inflamed then this is another sure sign that you need to have a dentist take a look at your wisdom teeth. You can know that your gums have become inflamed when there are swollen red areas. If the gum line feels sore when you touch it or if you are having pain every time you brush, it's time to visit the dentist.
Cysts are Forming
If cysts begin to form near the wisdom teeth it is time for a trip to the dentist. Cysts often form when you have ignored the warning signs too long. Cysts contain fluid and they are not just dangerous to wisdom teeth but to other neighboring teeth as well.
Jaw Pain and Sinus Problems
Pain and stiffness in your jawline are synonymous with wisdom teeth decay. This is because wisdom teeth can shift not only the teeth but the jawline, too. This problem can begin to affect your sinuses as well. You may begin to experience an extremely stuffy nose, pain, and pressure in your sinuses. These are all signs that the problems you are having with your wisdom teeth have begun to harm your sinuses. After visiting your dentist, you may need to see an ear, throat, and nose (ENT) specialist to deal with your sinuses.
Wisdom teeth can be problematic and it is best to have them removed even before they start decaying. However, once decay starts do not be afraid of getting them removed. It is best to save your other teeth that you do need from getting damaged by decaying wisdom teeth. For more information, contact a family dental care facility.